Friday, August 6, 2010

US Arrests Highlight Increasing Terrorist Recruitment

File this under Enemy Within. 

The more Muslims we allow to immigrate inth the US, the more terrorists we will have.  It's a sad but true fact that there is a large minority of Muslims who wish to impose Sharia law on all of humanity through violence.  There is a larger fraction of Muslims who wish to impose Sharia law through legal, political, economic and demographic Jihad.  All together, that adds up to a vast majority of Muslims who wish to do away with democracy and replace it with totalitarian Islam.  There are very few Muslims who, if put to the test, would deny that Islam should dominate all of humankind.


US Arrests Highlight Increasing Terrorist Recruitment

Friday, 06 Aug 2010 12:35 PM

By: Voice of America

A series of arrests in the United States this week sheds light on a growing concern of law enforcement officials: Foreign terrorist organizations such as al-Shabab in Somalia are receiving assistance from U.S. citizens.

In some cases, those citizens are traveling abroad for terrorist training and are joining armed insurgencies. Experts say many of these citizens are ideal targets for terror recruitment.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 26-year-old Shaker Masri in Chicago on Tuesday, only hours before he was scheduled to board a flight for Somalia. He had told an FBI informant that he planned to travel to Somalia or Afghanistan to join an armed insurgency.

One day after Masri's arrest, the FBI charged 14 naturalized U.S. citizens from Minnesota, California, and Alabama with providing material support to al-Shabab, a group the U.S. government has designated as a terrorist organization.

The U.S. Justice Department says two of the people indicted are already fighting for al-Shabab in Somalia, and that they appear in online videos for the group.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said these latest arrests signal a dangerous and growing trend in the United States.

"We are seeing an increasing number of individuals, including U.S. citizens, who have become captivated by extremist ideology and have taken steps to carry out terrorist objectives, either at home or abroad," he said.
Although recruiting home-grown terrorists is a recent development in the United States, other countries have been dealing with domestic terrorists for some time, says Thomas Mockaitis, a terrorism expert at DePaul University.

"It's not exactly as new as you might think," he said. "It's very similar to what happened in Britain in the 1980s and '90s."

During that time, many young men from Afghanistan and Pakistan living in Britain returned to fight the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan, Mockaitis says.

Now, he says, Somalia is the destination of choice for those seeking to carry out a holy war.